Medieval Silver Gilt Magical Amulet Coral & Crucifix Pendant
This is a superb medieval silver-gilt amulet, dating to the 15th century. It is set with the original fossilized coral gemstone, within a cusped setting. The back of the pendant is decorated with a crucifix, between a flail and whip (referring to flagellation). Such amulets were worn for protection and as a devotional object. This example has survived in excellent excavated condition, intact and wearable.
DATE: c. 15th - 16th century
MATERIAL: Silver & Coral
SIZE: 28mm x 25mm x 7mm
WEIGHT: 7.37 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection